Malpractice And The Failure To Diagnose Cancer

The early and accurate detection of cancer is vital to a successful treatment plan. Because the symptoms of cancer can mask themselves as symptoms of some other disease, it is necessary for health care providers to order appropriate tests and take all necessary precautions to help their patients receive the care they need in a timely manner. Patients can suffer additional harm from the injury, face harsher side effects from more powerful treatment methods, or even die when physicians and other health care professionals fail to diagnose cancer or delay their diagnosis.

Recognized Excellence In Cancer Claims

At Godosky & Gentile, we hold medical professionals accountable when their failure to diagnose cancer leads to further injury or loss for cancer patients and their families. Our well-known work in the field of medical malpractice led U.S. News & World Report to award us a Tier One designation (the highest given) in their Best Law Firms rankings. Our ability to successfully pursue nuanced failure to diagnose claims has made our attorneys highly sought-after speakers, and they have been asked to teach classes on the topic of medical malpractice and lecture on other related topics at leading legal institutions across the country.

A Firm That Is Trusted By Other Attorneys

Our peers recognize the level of dedication and legal excellence that we bring to every case, and they know that our experienced litigation team is equipped to handle the most complex types of medical malpractice cases. As such, we often receive referrals from other lawyers who require assistance with failure to diagnose cases involving:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer, including melanoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Blood cancer, including lymphoma and leukemia

When physicians fail to order appropriate tests — such as mammograms, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and biopsies — or make an accurate diagnosis in situations involving these and other forms of cancer, we protect the interests of those who have been harmed by the physician's negligence.

Contact our firm online or call 212-742-9700 to arrange a free consultation with one of our insightful trial attorneys. We serve clients in the Bronx, in all other parts of New York City, and throughout the tri-state area.

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